RHS BlueJay Bulletin

September Edition 09-12-21

Vaccination Clinics

Raytown Vaccine Clinics for Adults and Students

September 2021

Pfizer Vaccine

9/16 Raytown HS (including CMS and NW) 8:30-11:30

9/16 Raytown Middle School (Including RSA) 12:30-2

9/17 Raytown South HS (Including HCC) 8:30-11:30

9/17 Raytown South Middle (Including HCC) 12:30-2

COVID Quarantine

If a student is identified during contact tracing as someone who has been exposed to a positive case, parents/ guardians will receive notification via phone and email.

  • If the student is at school, guardians will be informed via phone call that the student must be picked up as soon as possible.
  • As a follow-up, an email notification will outline the student's return date and instructions about the student needing to email teachers, check Google Classroom for assignments, and regularly check student email for communication regarding assignments.
  • If your student is fully vaccinated and showing no symptoms, please email a picture of the vaccine card to your student's assistant principal.

Cohort 2022- josh.luke@raytownschools.org

Cohort 2023- kristy.hensley@raytownschools.org

Cohort 2024- lori.flaherty@raytownschools.org

Cohort 2025- josh.luke@raytownschools.org

Hall Freezes, Tardies, Late Check-Ins

Being on time to school and class is a skill that translates directly to the real world. We want to encourage students to practice this skill for their future/ current jobs and understand the importance of minimizing disruptions to class. Students should take care of personal business between classes. Students should obtain permission to use the restroom if they will arrive to class after the bell rings. Vending machines, socializing, etc are not acceptable reasons to be tardy.

Detention Schedule:

  • Detentions are offered AM and PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • AM Detentions are in room 301 and are one hour from 6:00 AM- 7:00 AM
  • PM Detentions are in room 14 and are on hour from 2:30-3:30.
  • Students can also arrange to serve a detention on Friday in the PM only in room 14. Students must notify their assistant principal if they wish to serve on Friday. There are no AM detentions offered on Fridays.
  • Students must be on time and stay for the duration to receive credit.

Detention Reasons:

  • Hall freezes result in an automatic detention
  • 5 Tardies= 1st detention
  • 10 Tardies= 2nd detention
  • 15 Tardies= 1 day of ISS
  • All increments of 5 tardies after 15 will each result in 1 day of ISS
  • Late check-ins are treated the same as tardies
  • Students must serve all detentions assigned to them within the given time frame to avoid further consequences

************Failure to serve each detention will result in one day of ISS**************

Planners are required for all hall passes and any student who does not have their planner when a hall pass is required will be issued a new one at the cost of $7.00.

RHS Counseling Connection- September Edition

This is the link to the RHS Counseling Center Newsletter. Please click here to check it out.

QR Codes for Student Appointments and Activities

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RHS COVID-19 Information

We all play a role in preventing the spread of COVID-19. You can help by reinforcing hand hygiene and promoting mask compliance as the school year progresses. It is critical for students/staff to stay home when they have symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are someone who suffers from regular seasonal allergies. Individuals who are sick should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from local healthcare providers. Individuals who need medical care should call their medical provider to report their illness prior to seeking care at a clinic, physician’s office, or hospital. Staff and students exhibiting flu-like symptoms are asked to stay home and contact the Jackson County Health Department or Kansas City Health Department (the department you call is determined by your home address) for further instructions.

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to the regular seasonal influenza and include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. Some people with COVID-19 have reported additional symptoms, such as a runny nose, sore throat, nausea, lethargy, lack of appetite, vomiting, and diarrhea. In some situations, the virus can develop into pneumonia. Staff and families of students who are ill should notify the office to report any absence.

Currently, we have 18 active cases of COVID-19 at RHS. This number includes both new and continuing cases as cases are active for 10 days after symptom onset or a positive COVID-19 test.

You may view our district’s COVID-19 Dashboard for more information.

If you were not notified, prior to receiving this email, that means that you and/or your student were determined to not have been in close contact with the individual who tested positive. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “close contact is defined as any individual who was within 3 feet in the classroom and 6 feet in the cafeteria of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from two (2) days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, two (2) days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated." There are no additional steps or precautions you or your household need to take at this time.

The individual(s) who tested positive and anyone who had close contact with the positive case(s) will not return to school until their self-quarantine ends. Please call the school with any questions regarding COVID-19 procedures.

Thank you for your partnership as we work to keep our students and staff healthy.

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Dress Code

Dress Expectations

  • No clothing item can be worn in a way to conceal the identity of the student. For safety purposes students must be able to be identified by staff and students.
  • Student head gear must be worn at or above the forehead and at or behind the ear line so a student’s ears and face are clearly seen from the front and side.
  • The body should be covered in a reasonable manner to not expose torso (front, back or side), upper thighs, buttocks, groin, or chest. Solid fabrics should be worn under see-through fabric/garments to ensure such areas are not exposed.
  • Undergarments should not be viewable even when clothing is designed to have holes, tears, or is see-through.
  • When standing comfortably, a student’s shirt must touch the waistband of the student’s pants, shorts, or skirt, and no portion of the torso (front, back or side) may be exposed.
  • Students may not wear clothing containing or referencing profanity, alcoholic beverage logos, tobacco or vaping logos, drug references, sexual references, or any other content that is derogatory, seeks to objectify or degrade others, or is offensive in any manner.
  • Student must wear bottoms (pants, shorts, skirts, etc.) at the waist or hips.
  • Students may not wear clothing or adornments with gang-related colors, tags, symbols.
  • Students must wear appropriate footwear for the school day that does not lead to a disruption to the educational environment.
  • Clothing has to be worn as designed. Violations are but are not limited to: Wearing clothing inside/out, backwards, undergarments over top of clothing, pants below the waist, clothing that is tied up or pulled down.
  • Any apparel that is disruptive to or unsafe in the educational environment may not be worn.
  • Blankets, pillows, and costumes may not be worn or brought to school during the school day.
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Student Services Staff Contacts

Assistant Principals:

josh.luke@raytownschools.org (Cohorts 2025 and 2022)

lori.flaherty@raytownschools.org (Cohort 2024)

kristy.hensley@raytownschools.org (Cohort 2023)

josh.reichert@raytownschools.org (Admin Intern and Activities Coordinator)


tneisha.love@raytownschools.org (Cohort 2025)

katie.cross@raytownschools.org (Cohort 2024)

jennifer.northcutt@raytownschools.org (Cohort 2023)

shana.bobbitt@raytownschools.org (Cohort 2022)

Social Worker: